A dear friend left the most wonderful message on my phone Wednesday morning.
"It's a new day! You're beginning treatment and we have a new President!"
Our friend, photographer Pete Souza, was in Grant Park on election night and has included an incredibly moving slideshow at his web site, http://www.petesouza.com/. Simply wonderful, Pete! Thank you!
On a more personal note, my PICC line was placed in my arm on Wednesday morning and I began my first treatment. On Thursday, we were trained by a home health care nurse to administer the infusions of antibiotics on my own. The i.v. is a self-administering device that does not need to be hung from a pole. I can tuck it in a bag or pocket and move around. The infusion takes about an hour and I infuse twice daily.
I am experiencing some aches and pains, fatigue and mild flu-like symptoms, all normal and am adjusting well. I've added some friendly flora to aid in digestion, hopefully warding off one of the side-effects.
A special thank you to all who've helped make the week a little easier for my family and me.